The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 30, 1895 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1895
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^ \ UKMJBWCAlf, ALtltfe IOWA, ; ^^?v? t; '$£$$ k^^^ ",3" BY MILTON STARR. Terms of Subscription. *}H6 copy, nue year, in advance ............ $t.50 One copy, six months, in advance .......... <e One copy, three months. In advance. ... • ••• •« Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped and all arrearages are paid. DARKEST DEMOOUAfJY AND THE WAY OUT. The democrats of tho present con-j jjress ought toliike a hold course, and il) what is needed for the relief of the national treasury and i'oi the prevention of panicky conditions which are again threatening the hind. There is no reason why. if the treasury needs money, it should not have it. The United States has an interest-bearing debt of but :?-SOO.OOO,<)00. as against the $3,01)0.000,000 debt of England. It has a smaller debt than any of the European nations, while ours is the richest country in the world. Tho democrats are deterred by party expediency, but their view of the latter is mistaken, and they are more than likely to ruin their chances forever by demonstrating an incapacity for the management of great affairs and tho meeting of grave emergencies astonishing to beholders. The republicans of tho senate are in stib.-taiuial agreement with Senator She man's bill, which provides for the issuance of bond;j to bear not more than :; per cent interest, which maybe used as a basis of national bank circu- lati n to ihu extent of tho par value of the bonds, and a popular loan on live year corti.ieates of indebtedncpn at ". per cont., to be issued in denominations of &!•">, '?-30 and $100. The bonds and certificates, it is provided, are to be issued at the discretion of tho secretary of tho treasury. Here is a Kim- pie, straight-forward, effective .solution of the vexed problem. It is a. solution which would commend itself to the private individual of embarrassed finances a* tho only possible solution consistent with common sense. On the other hand, no one of tho several bills submitted by Carlisle has had tho confidence of tho country or the support of his o\v;i party in tho house, lie has gone b.-u'k upon hiss own [specifics so often thai no farther confession is needed that he has no confidence in his bills or in his own sagacity. Tho difficulty with the democratic party in tho mutter of the national finances we apprehend to be the same as that which has vexed them in their handling of the tariff: their old record of hostility to every republican policy. • The republican party made the country's laws and formulated its policy for thirty years. The party, let us say, was moved by self-interest, if it had no higher motive, during all those years, to maki'. the country prosperous, for only as a prosperous country could it be contented with republican rule. The republican party had, too, as able and sagacious a leadership as any party ever had in all time. It was dangerous, therefore, far the democratic leaders to set their party in opposition to everything republican, without discrimination, but that was, generally speaking, what they did. Coming into power on the strength of mere opposition, they have been compelled to repudiate the policies which have built up the country. To make their embarrassment the more complete, the democratic party are united on no policy und find it impossible to agree upon any 'measure. Their condition is the most abject confession of incompeten- cy. The question which seriously bothers tho country now is whether they will have the good sense to accept the suggestions which the patriotismol'the republican members has led them to ofE^r. It is more than an even probability that they will not. adopted a policy of cutting rates and it does not intend to, but if it did its subscribers would all be bona fide. The, only really bogus thing in this whole, business is the pretentious philosophy of our would-bo candidate for the legislature, our would-bo censor of the press and our would-be regulator of the board of; supervisors Tho Spirit Luke Bnacon says 1hat during the bitter cold woathor of tho past two or three days several hundrnd acres of open water has shown up o:t tho west side, of Spirit Lake, br-iween Templar Point and tho West, Hide Hotel. The ico is disappearing hourly, and clouds of steam are rising from tho water. Such :i chancre with tin', mercury ten to twenty fivo below is tin accountable. Is it possible thnt, wo are to have a volcanic aphcavnl? The removal of Samuel Mayno as postmaster at Bancroft is generally approved, on tlio sole ground of partisan title' to the spoil.". Mr. Maync himself probably makes no kick, especially ns the selection of his successor was well made. Unlit wants to bo remembered, all tho same, that in removing Mr. Mayno in tho mid- dlo .of his term, Cleveland went hack on his civil service reform prc, tensions. Of course, there is sonio'dispute between tho. Dutch and tho Germans over the honor of having produced tho man who invented printing, but it seems hard to hnvo the immortal namo of Giittenburg cheapened and bcdimod into a label for a saloon system. Tho stalo saloon should always be as tho Gothenburg palooa. The election of Kmito Nelson to the I"nilt'd Slates senate a;;amst AVashburn has called out sonic very decided expressions of opinion, tho absolute correctness of which outsiclo observer:-; cannot IKS sure; of. It appears to bo tho prevailing belief that Nelson won by a shrewd and hivWi use of the patronage of the, governor'.-; ollice. MONEY WAS WELL SPENT. A Few Modest Structures which Ivlean Great Comfort for the Busldfers— Money gosa a Long Ways hi Houses in these Times. The ChrischiJJes Cattaga is a Model of Convenience and Comfort — Very Satisfactory Houses of John Grove, Justice Taylor and Dr. Pride. MR. OILMORE'S FINE BRICK STORK. The following cuts, showing a. few of the houses erected in Algona in 1894, aro not given in the way of parade, for we have many costlier and most pretentious structures, but by way of showing what can bo built in these days of cheap materials at a moderate cost. The majority of people aro more interested in what will conduce to comfort and convenience, and yet do not fail to meet a demand which is universal for comely dwellings. A great deal of thought is given today to plans of low- cost homes, and it has been productive of marvelous results. by 12 9. The ceilings below are 0.10; above they are S feet, with ample roof space. The utmost care was ta'ken to Insure warmth. The, outside walls are boarded and back plastered and building paper is under the siding. Hie kitchen and bath room are wairiscoat- ed. There are three .layers' of shingles on the roof. The finishing is maple and cherry. The, lower center window is plate glass,"with artistic panels at the sides. Tho other glass is in 12x10 panes. The house i.s heated with a hard coal furnace. The water system is complete. The bath room is supplied with hot and cold water frotnthe capacious cistern, and to the kitchen is added the convenience of city Water. The exterior finish is indicated imper- fectly'by the cut, and is stained a, rnoss green tint, with white trimmings.- Slia- dle &T Herman did the carpenter work, James Cowan built the basement and filled in the ground, and Parish &l?riso put in the water. The residence of Mr. John Grove, on the corner of streets, is one Call of the and very Jones handsome houses erected during the season. The location is in a quite desirable quarter, in the neighborhood of tho The 1'ivsidiMit has sout a inossago to cons^s urging upon that body tho passage of a law for the issuance of 50 your, 3 per cT.ntgold bonds, and tho retirement, of the ksKi',1 tender and treasury notes. Ho. would make the bonds specifically payable in gold and till duties on imports payable in gold. BONA FIDE BOSH. The longer the Upper Des Moines broods over the bona fide subscriber question the worse is it muddled. The matter is all very simple. The bona lide subscriber is just a plain subscriber: an actual as distinguished from a fictitious subscriber or no subscriber. The subscription is a contract. The contract is the fact for the third party, whether the county or the individual, to bo particular to find out, not the Hind of contract. The roan who gets the Inter Ocean through his local paper for 535 cents is a bona fide subscriber for that paper just as surely as is its benighted reader who boycotts the local illuminator and pays his dollar, When our neighbor takes a $50 ad for $40 he prints a bona fide ad. It may not look Uinte straight to the man who is a better customer, but both transactions are liona fide. When the railroads enter into rate war they sometimes havebeen Known, we believe, to give their tick- ots for nothing, but the ticket was good CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR DAY. Tho Christian Endeavor Soci ;ty will have charge of the next evening service at the Congregational Church, the following being the program: Voluntary, Mrs. Koran. Qmirtot. Mr. and Mrs. Lilly, Mr. and Mrs. Urove. Rc.citu.tion, A bra. Robinson. Roports of Standing Committees. Th«C. E. Movement, O. A. Tollier. History of the, local society, Guy Grovo. Along what linos does our society need to improve? A. M. Shaw. . Quartet, Sidney Smith, Walter Stobbnis. Carl, Walter Tollier. . Pastor's Address. Rev. W. E. Davidson. Recitation, BolloTollicr. Quartet, Mtisgio IIart, Belle Tollier, Sidney Smith, 0. A. Tollier. Quartet, Edith 15o\vyor, Crete, Goddard, Emma Whitman, Bertha Tollier. WEST UNION LITERARY. Tho AVest Union Literary entertainment last Thursday evening was one of the best yet held, although the debate was cut short by the lateness of the hour. A very full program was given, including declamations and recitations and some good songs. A surprise was given by Miss Butler in the way of a military drill by the scholars of her school. By the way, Miss Butler is not only an expert in military matters, but also is one of the very best school teachers in the county, a fact evidenced by the rapid advancement of her school. We believe the school is the best this winter it has been for a long time. Next Thursday evening, January 31, a full program will be given, also the regular debate will take place. Tho question is, % ' Resolved, That foreign imigration should be abolished." Miss Maud Cowan leads the affirmative and Miss Butler tho negative. One of the best debates of the winter'will take place, and the question is one in which all will bo interested. Every one is invited to come and help make an enjoyable evening. PERSONAL MENTION. Mrs. Colby, a Clear Lake physician well known in Algona as an early resident, is visiting Mrs. J. J. Wilson. Her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Van Cise, is a student at the Chicago Art Institute. Grant Hawkins, a son of J. II. Hawkins, a former member of the Algona bar, was a pleasant caller at the REPUBLICAN office on Monday, while en- route from Bancroft to his home at Morning Sun, where herons the Herald newspaper. Mr. Hawkins was re turning from a visit to his sisters at- Bancroft, Mrs. A. J. Berryman and Mrs..F. J- Byrne, and his mother, who is spending the winter with them. George and Isabel Tiss came over from Corwitb, Saturday, for a few days visit with their sister, Mrs. I, M, Fin- began to sway before the northwestern zephyrs, it did not finish the good work by going down fiat. The Grovo residence was designed by tho owner, who saw no reason why, as Call's Park, is a Very pretty and very satisfactory dwelling, Which With the barn cost some $2.200. It is 26X35j and 13 feet high. The hull is 10x12, the double parlors each 14 feet square* with he had to pay tho money, he should not sliding doors, tho dining room 12 by 14, take bis choice. The completed st.ruc- ! and the kitchen 12 by 18. There are ture is wholly to his liking, and accord-! three bed rooms and bath room up ±^S?S|ppv S jr^ ^3?^ r v; j..;j..r5^tK73^- :: E55i^^^:^^ 1 ingly justifies the wisdom of his course. It has two full stories and a garret, and its main dimensions aro 28 by 42 feet. Its exterior beauties include a line ga- blo observation window, a two-story bay window and ample porches. Tho first story has a hall" 8 by 14, a parlor and dining room, each 14 by 14, a kitchen .12 by 14, a don 12 by 14, bath room, pantry, etc.: while the fecund story is divided into chambers. This residence is finished in hard piuo throughout. It lias a basement under the whole house, built for the accommodation of a furnace. Tho house has city water and sewerage. Mr. Grove has put $3,000 into his building operations, without counting the expense of the wide concrete walks which surround his grounds. One of the prettiest and most comfortable homes in Algona, is that of F. M. Taylor. Esq. It is almost at the northern extremity of Thorington street, and is handsomely situated on what its denizens seem seriously to regard as the handsomest street in the stairs. Tho sit .ting room and parlors are furnished in oak, and the rest of the house in hard pine. One of tho handsomest and most satisfactory business buildings built for some time is that erected in ]«04 by' E. J. Gilmore. it ia 100 feet deep and 30 feet high. It lias a line basement extending under its full length. It is built of rod Omaha pressed brick and has a glass front. The'upper story is finished into office;}, the front suite of which are occupied by Dr.'Morse. Very few buildings that have been put up in Algona ever had KO many compliments. Its proportions are perfect. Its counters and shelving aro of oak, and for a grocery establishment, like Mr. Gilrnoro's, it is everything that could be desired. Tho first dirt was moved .Sept. 10th, and Mr. Cowan hud it ready for the owner by December first., the time stipulated in the contract. Chase & San born's famous Boston Coffees and Seal Brand Tea, for sale only by Walker Bros.—18tf TTII3 1HTILDIXG. The residence which has attracted more attention than any other which has been erected in Algona in many years is that of Mr. Theodore Chrischil- les, on Thorington street. The notice which it has received has not been due to any display of exterior magnificence such as the owner was well able to make had that idea, rather than utility, controlled him, but to its unique plan. It is a distinctly new thing among us, and though a few similarly constructed houses aro to be seen in Minneapolis, where the architect, Mr. Wm. M. Kenyon, resides, and perhaps elsewhere, it is so out of the order as to command instant recognition as a new type. It is a common inquiry address- pretty cluster of residences built by J. D. Bhadle, and the site is commanding. This site was occupied up to within a year or two ago by the old Walston house, one of the landmarks of the town's early architecture, which in the angle of its side walls as related to the perpendicular rivalled the famous leaning tower of Pisa. The resemblance of the two structures ceased at this point, however, und nobody who had seen the Walston house once would go that way for a second glimpse of its ugly shape. The transformation of this place encourages the hope that the day may como when Matt Richardson's old barn, which looks very much as did the architectural wonder here for a lide ride. Whether it is good business policy for the newspaper or for the railroad or the merchant to make a cut rate is another and a dis- tpotly different question. The railroad, let us hope, is managed by men who know what they are about, and. the-grwit metropolitan weekly has pto- Imbly not gone ahead without a eare- I'ul calculation of results when it makes tt<mt>o£GO per cunt, to agents au,d country newspapers. But what object K. II. TAYLOll'S KJSSIDENCK. THEO. HESIDENCE. ed to Mr. Chrischilles whether this is a German house, but he says he never referred to, may some day cease to be a nightmare to the school children who urBlimili iiuuoo, uuu MVJ oc*jo H\J ij^,v/» ...... saw such a house in Germany. The flock by it three tunes a day, and who Wt^fl M *w * „!„,! 4-,^ ,1-vitlriin -ttrlllT 1\I 11 ill! it nell. Geo. E. Clarke, Esq., went to J)es Moines Monday. Earnest Wheelock, says the Mt. Vernou Breexe, has gone to Minneapolis, where he has secured a position. The Breeze says he will probably return to Cornell next year. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lund were called to Chicago last week to attend the funeral of the husband of Mrs. Lund's sister, well known here as Miss Theckla Soltrop, whose marriage occurred last summer. move the latter to make wwre invariable subscription price we see. The HWUBHOAN «ever HOME-MADE BAKING, Tho W, II. M. S. will soil fresh home made baking at Brownell's shoe store Saturday afternoons und evemngs.18-4 Seymour Allen is doing horseshoeing at Bradley & Nicoulin's shop. 15-17 Mince Meat and J'ie Preparation, at JUangdon & Hudson's. houses there are, to begin with, built of stone, with slate or tile roofs. It is enough to say that the plan was Mr. Kenyon's with such modifications from the original as adapted it to the owner's requirements, Mr. K. might have made a hall of one balcony and built it up as a tower, and wade a conservatory of the other balcony, or have easily planned other adaptations or. expedients, but it is to be said that the actual house fills every demand to complete satisfaction. That is after all a very severe test to which to subject any work of man. The requisites secured in this residence are ample room, abundant light, absolute comfort and convenience. TUe dimensions are 49 by 86 feet. The was lower than its surroundings, basement was Iw'lt • f i' om the and We ground ailed in level with town, which dwellers on some other streets are wont to suspect may be true. It is adorned by fine native trees, its walks and lawns are well kept, and its residences aro of the best. Mr, Taylor's house is 28 by 38 feet, with a tower, ample porches, bay window and handsome plate glass front window, It has a ball 8 by 12,parlor 12 by 14, sitting room 14 feet square, kitchen 12 by 14, and bedroom 12 by 14 on the first floor. In the upper story are four bedrooms 12 by 14. The finishing Is in hard pine above and below, The sitting room and parlor and the sitting room and kitchen are connected with folding doors. George Brooks was the architect of this house. With bricked eel- Jar it cost about $1500, Dr. J. M, Pride's residence, built on Dodge street among the flue oafcs which are puzzled to explain why, when it ' form a part of what.lws been known Havlnjr bought out tho Bennett MoatMai> Uet, 1 shall van It in a, flrst-olass manner, During none but tho bost animals and serv- I ntr moats In tho best shape. Fresh Fish every Friday, fl. 0. BODGE, • AND DRILLINP, < We have machinery of all slues for boring 'giv drilling wells. Water guaranteed or* , no pay, Gall on or address, - "^ QALUQN BRQ§., Bancroft, fcft TAX SALB WJW . ,r$ To llonry W, Phelps and George \ W,} Puelus and Charles Marsh, exeeutor8"0|'. WillisPhelps, the Pholpa estate and thss; Amerjwi Emigrant Co; You aro hereby notified that on tho: day of December 1891, tho follow cribedreal estato, situatftd lR tbj of Kossutli and state of lo\y») wW west quarter (^) of tho uortfiflftlt section No, Twonty*l\YQ (S3) J.o A ' See that Um> of chimed goods at the House Grocery. street- The lower story n»s a sitting room 18.10 by 13.8 feet, a parlor 10 8 by jg,a kitchen 148 £y 1Q.O, u dining room 16-8 by 18-8, a bedroom lg.8 l>y 14.8 and No, Wuoty-olght (98) nty-th, pf ra Tvventy'sovou 0?7) west of f>U», J?, sold by tho treasure} 1 of saJ3 l~i PlnMrA urlm ic unw t.litt of tub That the „ and a lioecl Tov saitj redemption from $x,™ „.,„ -„-,„„, „„ in ninety days from tho pamplstfja JOB! of this notlco, ' .'<•,, f£\ Dated this oth f'ay pf Mayo-- u " • i8t>4. , A, 13,0

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